How can I make a water well donation?

One of the most life-changing gifts you can make is a water well donation. The problem of water scarcity and its solution have been well researched by GFA World.

The Problem


It is estimated that 785 million people lack a basic drinking water source and at least 2 billion people use a water source that is contaminated with feces.1 A basic drinking water source is an improved water source that is located within a round trip of 30 minutes. When people don’t have access to an improved water source, they often choose to drink contaminated water and risk waterborne illnesses. Access to clean water sources is most needed in developing countries.

The Solution


Generous people like you donate water wells to help where they are needed most. Over the past two decades, 30,000 wells have been drilled through GFA World and it’s partnerships worldwide. The wells are provided to communities where people have no access to clean water or where people are walking long distances to find water.

Our wells are unique in the following ways:

They are maintained by a local church. The well becomes a community development service of that church. Having someone responsible for the well keeps it running smoothly for decades.

All water is available free of charge.

Clean water is accessible to all, no matter their race, religion, or any other distinguishing factor.

GFA wells often use the Mark II model, a pump designed through joint efforts of many world service organizations. This heavy-duty pump has a lifespan of approximately 20 years. It is a well-known and reliable solution to the water scarcity problem.

Generous people like you donate water wells to help where they are needed most. Over the past two decades, 30,000 wells have been drilled through GFA World and it’s partnerships worldwide. The wells are provided to communities where people have no access to clean water or where people are walking long distances to find water.

1 “Drinking-water. Key facts.” World Health Organization. https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/drinking-water, June 14, 2019.